Staying Healthy as the Weather Changes
Does your health change as the seasons change?
There is a reason for that.
Weather affects your health. There is a field of science called Biometeorology. This is an analysis of people’s reactions to atmospheric changes. Simply put, the seasons influence your life and wellness. It’s important to know ways to stay healthy while the weather changes.
Keep Moving & Sleep Well
Exercise and improved sleep go hand in hand? Yes!
Increasing your physical activity is an excellent sleep aid. A moderate amount of exercise every day can improve sleep and wellbeing.
To incorporate exercise into your life, you don’t need a gym membership, expensive equipment, or a lot of free time on your hands. There are a variety of equipment-free workouts that you can do in the comfort of your own home. A few examples include yoga, Pilates, high-intensity interval training, and squats & lunges.
Depending on the weather; running, hiking, kayaking, rowing, or rock climbing might be more your style.
After you put in a solid workout, enjoy a quality night’s rest. Your body will thank you.
Food choices matter all year long. Not only can eating right improve your health, it also can improve your mood. Various fruits and vegetables ripen at different times during the year. Seasonal foods can help you stay healthy as the seasons change.
There are many fresh fruit and vegetable options for every season. Plus, the seasonal options are often priced better than out of season foods. Spring brings artichokes, asparagus, and snow peas. Summer is always delicious with watermelon, summer squash, cantaloupe, plums, peaches, mangos, and cucumbers (to name a few!).
When you think of fall, do you think about apples, pumpkins, and cranberries? Winter brings onions, cabbage, carrots, celery, collard greens, and citrus fruits.
Bottom line… Keep it seasonal. Seasonal fruits and veggies are a great way to help you stay well all year round.
Dressing for the weather is an important part of staying healthy. With the proper clothing, you can avoid freezing in the winter and overheating in the summer.
The practice of dressing in layers is a great way to prepare for a day (or night) on the town. As you dress, start with light layers and work your way up to heavier ones. Dressing this way can make you feel more comfortable, and put you in a better mood throughout the rest of the day. Remember to pull out your seasonal clothes from storage before the seasons change.
Weather changes can influence your life and wellness. Eating right, sleeping well, and dressing for the weather are key to year-long health. A few proactive measures can go a long way to help you stay healthy during weather changes.
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